“On stage, Celia was ageless, in life, her good energy and generosity were boundless, her music is and will remain timeless. . . .” Gloria Estefan

Beautifully and wonderfully designed, “THE ABSOLUTE COLLECTION” contains 30 of her all time classic hits re-mastered, extensive liner notes, brand-new commentary from prominent artists of today, also features over 70 unpublished and never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia wonderfully displayed and arranged across 60 pages; all presented with the complete consent and cooperation of Celia Cruz’s estate.

Available in a Deluxe-Book version, CD and Digital LP

Miami, FL (July 30, 2013). – Celia Cruz admired and loved around the world remained at the vanguard of Latin music and fashion, while ruling the charts with her spirited charisma and her unforgettable yell of “¡Azúcar!” (Sugar!). We all came to realize that over six decades there was nothing more delightful than singing and dancing to a Cuban son at any point throughout her remarkable career.

Now, a decade after her passing, Celia Cruz, The Queen of Salsa, is honored with a tribute that’s worthy of her legacy – The Absolute Collection – a journey, showcase and inside view of the personal and artistic life of the legendary and forever influential musical icon is available now.

Sony Music Latin, together with the estate of Celia Cruz and many renowned artists, pay tribute to her genius and her timeless music. The Absolute Collection – Deluxe-Book Version includes 30 songs on two CDs, plus a 60-page book with over 70 photos and other memorabilia never previously published most of it from Celia Cruz’s personal collection.

The detailed liner notes are written by the highly respected author and journalist Tom Schnabel of NPR’s flagship Los Angeles station 89.9 FM KCRW.

All of the songs were carefully selected and represent every transcendent era of her career. The majority of the tracks are from the great and vast catalog of the legendary Fania Record label where Celia Cruz recorded the majority of her historic recordings. In addition, the audio has been meticulously re-mastered for the optimum audio experience.

Furthermore, the Deluxe Edition stands out for its brand-new commentary from musical legends who love Celia Cruz…such icons as Marc Anthony, Beyoncé, Quincy Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Pitbull, Rita Moreno, David Byrne and Gloria Estefan just to name a few.

Celia Cruz – The Absolute Collection is a treasure, timeless collector’s item and pays tribute to every admirer over several generations. A vibrant, tireless performer still remains a much-loved and unequalled icon of Latin culture. Celia Cruz will forever be “La Reina De La Salsa” to her adoring fans and lives on today as the noble face and ambassador of Latin music across the globe.

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